Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maximizing the kit

I subscribe to Studio Calico. With shipping, it's about $35 bucks a month. To get my money's worth, I figure I need to complete about 6-7 layouts with each kit. And since I'm a finisher, I need to finish my kits as I go. Since Joyland will ship next week, I needed to get off my butt and finish up last month's kit, Quilting Bee.

I had trouble with last month's kit. It was full of sewing images, flowers, girls...which does not scream "my boys," who are the subjects of most of my layouts. So, with determination, here's the six I created:

I went for spirit on most of the color and pattern mixes. The last one I used a Sketchy Thursdays sketch on. Most of these layouts used mostly kit, with very few additions from my stash.

So, even though some kits don't fit my style or my subjects, I enjoy the creative push they give me.


lisa said...

Love how you've used the Sketchy Thursday Sketch : )

sillypea said...

You did awesome with this kit!

Diana said...

Wow. You amaze me. You are so good with the kits. I do one or two layouts and then the next kit comes, and I am still adding to my stash otherwise, and now I have a huge plastic crate full of barely touched kits. Part of it is that I am simple not scrapping much. But you are so determined and then the layouts all look wonderful too! And the kit isn't your style! Amazing!
The One Fine Day LO is my favourite. I keep looking at it. It is so nice. I'll add that to my inspiration folder.
I just need more time to scrap!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww!!! these are all ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the stitching!!! thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

BabyBokChoy said...

Oh Jennifer, these are so so so awesome, I see several "out for pubs" here. You are so talented!!!

TesaB said...

Ohhhh, amazing pages, all of them! LOVE the stitching and great take on the sketch!

Steff said...

I can't believe you actually "finish" your kits each month! Where do you find the time to scrap, work FT and take care of your family? I want to be more productive like you! Fabulous always!
brown eyed girl